Even though it’s pretty manic around here with Christmas being far too close I have finally managed to get another of my girls’ dress patterns ready for sale. Kerenza Cross Front Dress is now in my Etsy shop. I’m not really sure why it has taken me so long. I drafted it and tested it over a year ago.
Kerenza means ‘love’ in Cornish and the pattern is in sizes 2-3, 4-5 and 6-7 years. The front bodice crosses over so that it looks wrapped but it is actually in one piece which is much more secure for a little person while they’re running around.
The version on the front of the pattern has been made with an opening and fastened with a cute little button and rouleau loop but I have put a variation on the dress pdf pattern to make it without the button as the cross over front will allow a child to get it on and off without needing an opening at the back as well. The sizing on my patterns is quite generous to allow for growth and movement but, obviously if you chose to make it without the back fastening it would be more of a squeeze to get in and out of in a year or two’s time, so might not last quite as long.
I hope people like this dress pdf, it is a popular style with companies selling hand made children’s dresses but none of the pattern companies seem to sell a pattern for people to use at home.